John Morressy The Juggler

ISBN 13: 9780805042177

The Juggler

3.35 avg rating
( 55 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780805042177: The Juggler
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Giving liberally to those who entertain him and cruelly punishing those who fail to, Count Osostro condemns a mysterious juggler to lose his right hand when the latter drops a plate but is unaware of the juggler's secret intentions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Morressy teaches medieval literature at Franklin Pierce College. He has also written a series of books about Kedrigern the Wizard. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife.

From Publishers Weekly:

When the Devil shows up to grant his wish, Beran gladly trades his soul for the ability to juggle flashing daggers, milking stools, goblets of wine, broomsticks and fire. Set in the Middle Ages, the story begins with a mysterious shock, then flashes back to follow a young juggler making his way among knights and charlatans. Sadly, the promising tale soon sinks into a bog of Faustian doom; its bumpy adult ponderings on lost love and unholy temptation may well anesthetize young readers. As Beran wanders from castles to countryside to the Holy Land, he changes from a cocky performer into a haggard pilgrim fleeing his deathly bargain. He gives up juggling to punish himself. He thanks a cruel count who chops off his right hand, a climactic moment revealed so early on-in the opening pages-that the chapters that follow suffer in comparison. Meanwhile, the Devil keeps popping up at inopportune moments like a pesky IRS agent with an overdue tax bill. The author's desire to stick to an historical rather than overtly religious plot paints him into a literary corner. Unable to invoke a chorus of angels to save Beran's soul, the story trails off and finishes as abruptly as a juggler who has dropped one too many balls. Ages 11-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 16.95
US$ 39.99

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780064471749: The Juggler

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0064471748 ISBN 13:  9780064471749
Publisher: HarperTeen, 1998
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Morressy, John
Published by Henry Holt & Company
ISBN 10: 0805042172 ISBN 13: 9780805042177
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Henry Holt & Company. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0805042172 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2411607

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

John Morressy
Published by Henry Holt & Company (1996)
ISBN 10: 0805042172 ISBN 13: 9780805042177
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0805042172

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 103.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

John Morressy
Published by Henry Holt & Company (1996)
ISBN 10: 0805042172 ISBN 13: 9780805042177
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0805042172n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 301.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds